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Producing a Controlled Substance


News Release

On Wednesday, September 23rd, members of the COMET task Force went to the residence of a Wesley Parton at 242 Jones Trading Post to interview Wesley about an excess purchase of pseudoephedrine, which is the major component in the manufacturing of methamphetamine. This interview was a result of a report from Detective Christen Sledden of the Branson West Police Department.

During the course of the interview, enough information was obtained to apply for and obtain a Search Warrant for the residence and vehicles located on the property.
During the search of the location, numerous items were located that are used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine. They include Epson salt, iodine; drain cleaner boric acid, Red Devil lye, lithium batteries, and coffee filters. Samples of clear liquid were taken to be sent to the state lab for testing.

Also located in the residence were three small bags which contained suspected marijuana and several marijuana smoking pipes.

Wesley James Parton, a white male, age 30 of 242 Jones Trading Post Rd was arrested and booked into the Stone County Jail. Today he was charged with the following:

2 counts of Distribution/Delivery/Manufacturing/Producing or Attempt to Or Possess with Intent to Distribute/Deliver/Manufacture/Produce a Controlled Substance, a Class B Felony. 1 count of Unlawful Use of Drug Paraphernalia - Amphetamine/Methamphetamine, a Class D Felony.

Bond has been set at $50,000 cash only

Richard L. Hill